Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
LAS PALMAS –The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, visited the logistics base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria this morning. The logistics base, located in the port of Las Palmas, is a key hub for responding to humanitarian needs in West Africa.
YOGYAKARTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the official establishment of the first-ever provincial logistics cluster in Indonesia by the Governor of Yogyakarta.
DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.
The addition of 41 new, Russian-made Kamaz trucks to WFP's fleet in Afghanistan will allow for the disposal of old, less-eficient vehicles.
SUBANG – The Government of Malaysia and the World Food Programme today celebrated the start of construction on a state-of-the-art United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) facility in Subang.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya’s borders, while airlifting and pre-positioning portable warehouses and office equipment as part of regional contingency plans.
DJIBOUTI – A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of a new United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Base on 40,000 square meters of land made available to WFP by the Government of Djibouti.
SEOUL – LG Electronics (LG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have this week come together in new partnership to strengthen the fight against hunger and under-nutrition in Asia.
Over the past five years, Spain and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have built a strong partnership which has led to Spain becoming a major donor to WFP operations across the world. In the context of the global economic crisis, WFP appreciates Spain’s commitment to keep the battle against hunger a high priority in the government’s agenda and is thankful for their humanitarian response in Africa and Latin America.
Overview: In the week after the January 12 earthquake, WFP delivered 1 million rations, equivalent to more than 3 million meals, to over 200,000 people.